Kevin McNamaraWPRO-Providence / KevinMcSports.com (Providence, RI)
About: Kevin McNamara has been a Sports Writer at The Providence Journal since 1988. Kevin has covered college basketball for the paper for more than 20 years and followed the Big East, the Atlantic 10 and the Ivy League over that time. He has also covered the Red Sox in the World Series, the Celtics in the NBA Finals a bit of everything in between in his career. Kevin is a native of Coventry.


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Mar 14, 2022Final Rankings Rankings for Kevin McNamara
1Gonzaga (54)
26-3Actual: 1
Highest: 1 - 54 Voters
Lowest: 2 - 7 Voters
1518
Points
2Arizona (7)
31-3Actual: 2
Highest: 1 - 7 Voters
Lowest: 3 - James Crepea
1470
Points
3Kansas
28-6Actual: 3
Highest: 3 - 53 Voters
Lowest: 8 - Scott Richey
1388
Points
4Baylor
26-6Actual: 4
Highest: 3 - Nick Kelly
Lowest: 10 - David Jablonski
1286
Points
5Kentucky
26-7Actual: 7
Highest: 3 - Brian Holland
Lowest: 9 - 2 Voters
1178
Points
6Auburn
27-5Actual: 8
Highest: 4 - Jeff Welsch
Lowest: 12 - Jesse Newell
1144
Points
7Villanova
26-7Actual: 6
Highest: 3 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 10 - Chris Murray
1211
Points
8Tennessee
26-7Actual: 5
Highest: 2 - James Crepea
Lowest: 10 - 2 Voters
1235
Points
9Purdue
27-7Actual: 10
Highest: 7 - 3 Voters
Lowest: 15 - 2 Voters
957
Points
10UCLA
25-7Actual: 11
Highest: 9 - Dave Matter
Lowest: 21 - Seth Davis
823
Points
11Texas Tech
25-9Actual: 12
Highest: 7 - Aria Gerson
Lowest: 18 - 2 Voters
819
Points

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12Arkansas
25-8Actual: 17
Highest: 11 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 22 - Dick Vitale
577
Points
13Wisconsin
24-7Actual: 14
Highest: 9 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - Paul Klee
684
Points
14Providence
25-5Actual: 13
Highest: 9 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 25 - Jesse Newell
736
Points

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15Duke
28-6Actual: 9
Highest: 5 - John Werner
Lowest: 16 - Seth Davis
986
Points
16Saint Mary's
25-7Actual: 18
Highest: 11 - Lauren Brownlow
Lowest: 23 - Theo Lawson
507
Points
17Illinois
22-9Actual: 19
Highest: 13 - 3 Voters
Lowest: NR - Matt Murschel
456
Points
18Iowa
26-9Actual: 16
Highest: 6 - Paul Klee
Lowest: 21 - 5 Voters
660
Points
19Connecticut
23-9Actual: 21
Highest: 16 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 24 - 4 Voters
352
Points
20Murray State
30-2Actual: 20
Highest: 14 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - 4 Voters
424
Points

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21Houston
29-5Actual: 15
Highest: 3 - Jesse Newell
Lowest: 23 - Ben Steele
665
Points
22USC
26-7Actual: 22
Highest: 15 - Theo Lawson
Lowest: NR - 20 Voters
169
Points
23Virginia Tech
23-12Actual: 26
Highest: 20 - 4 Voters
Lowest: NR - 40 Voters
63
Points
24Boise State
27-7Actual: 23
Highest: 18 - Seth Davis
Lowest: NR - 11 Voters
164
Points
25LSU
22-11Actual: 29
Highest: 19 - Jesse Newell
Lowest: NR - 54 Voters
25
Points